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Apricot (dried) Benefits (According to Ayurveda)

How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?

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Recipes with Apricot (dried): Popped Amaranth Energy Bar with Fruit & Nuts
Recipes with Apricot (dried): Popped Amaranth Energy Bar with Fruit & Nuts
Always soak dried fruits before eating. Dried fruits are generally sweeter and harder to digest than fresh ones. Take for example that one cup of apricots is equivalent to cup dried apricots. To reconstitute them, dried apricots must absorb at least 3 times their volume in water from the digestive tract. Gastric juices also have a harder time penetrating poorly chewed, dense dried fruits. For those with dry or otherwise weak digestion the sweetness of dried fruits quickly leads to fermentation, gas and bloating.

Drying apricots makes them sweeter. A cup of dried apricots contains more sugar than one cup fresh. Dried apricots are also higher in fiber. However, the drying process destroys some of the nutrients in fresh apricots.

Like most members of the rose family, eating too many seeds could cause cyanide poisoning.

About Apricot (dried)

See also fresh apricots

Buying & Preparation

I prefer Turkish dried apricots because of their slightly smokey more embodied flavor. Avoid the dried fruits that contain sulfites.

Cooking Apricot (dried)

Soak overnight before eating. Blend with honey and powdered cinnamon for a delicious snack. Mexicans enjoy apricots in 'Chamoy' - where the apricots are pickled in brine, vinegar, and chili powder and sometimes served as a sauce atop Popsicles/sorbets. Common Popsicle flavors include pineapple, cucumber, lime, mango, orange, tangerine, tamarind and watermelon.

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Is Apricot (dried) Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.
SERVING SIZE: 2 whole

Biocharacteristics of Apricot (dried)

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INCREASES
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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TASTES
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The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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DOSHAS
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The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating Pitta aggravating Vata aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Affinity: Bowel Poop Elimination
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Apricot (dried)
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Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

General Laxative

GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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High Fiber Laxative

HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVE

A class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The large size of the stool stimulates peristalsis so the stool can pass more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydr

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Stool Softener

STOOL-SOFTENER

Softens hard and difficult to eliminate stool. Stool softeners are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Examples include warm milk with ghee.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Apricot (dried)

Almond Butter

Almond Butter has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Stool-softener, High-fiber-laxative, Nutritive

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Peaches

Peaches has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, General-laxative, Stool-softener, High-fiber-laxative

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Persimmons

Persimmons has these Actions in Common

High-fiber-laxative, Nutritive, General-laxative, Stool-softener

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Mango

Mango has these Actions in Common

High-fiber-laxative, Nutritive, General-laxative, Stool-softener

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Apple (cooked)

Apple (cooked) has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Stool-softener, High-fiber-laxative, Nutritive

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Grape

Grape has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, General-laxative, Stool-softener, High-fiber-laxative

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Figs

Figs has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, High-fiber-laxative, Nutritive

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Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, High-fiber-laxative, Nutritive

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Yellow Lentil (Toor Dal)

Yellow Lentil (Toor Dal) has these Actions in Common

High-fiber-laxative, Nutritive, General-laxative

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Lima Beans

Lima Beans has these Actions in Common

High-fiber-laxative, Nutritive, General-laxative

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Apricot (dried)

Cleaning the Colon: Safe Enema at Home

Cleaning the Colon: Safe Enema at Home has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, High-fiber-laxative, Stool-softener

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How to Do a Home Enema Guidebook

How to Do a Home Enema Guidebook has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, High-fiber-laxative, Stool-softener

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Psyllium Seed Fiber Supplement

Psyllium Seed Fiber Supplement has these Actions in Common

High-fiber-laxative, Stool-softener, General-laxative

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Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Stool-softener, General-laxative

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Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Nutritive, Stool-softener

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Sukumaram Ghrita

Sukumaram Ghrita has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Nutritive

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Gandharvahasthadi Thailam

Gandharvahasthadi Thailam has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Stool-softener

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Simhanad Guggulu Tablets

Simhanad Guggulu Tablets has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Stool-softener

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Abhayrishta- Colon Tonic

Abhayrishta- Colon Tonic has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Stool-softener

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Safed Musali

Safed Musali has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Stool-softener

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Triphala Guggulu

Triphala Guggulu has these Actions in Common

Stool-softener, General-laxative

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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Apricot (dried) may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any food for a condition is highly dependent on the individual. Please see your doctor before using this food to treat a medical condition.

CONTRAINDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Apricot (dried) may be harmful or contraindicated for these symptoms. Please see your doctor before using this food to treat a medical condition.

HOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?

Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.

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About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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